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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gambol Quail

This is a stamp I just purchased at a nearby LSS - which is unfortunately closing.  The maker is Copper Leaf Creations.  The CS is AMuse, and I used SU Always Artichoke ink. I am not sure of the origin of the sentiment - probably an older SU.  I distressed the edges quite a bit to compensate for the simple layout.  This will be a good addition for masculine cards.
Here is the background story:  Last year we had 8-10 quail that visited our back yard on a regular basis.  In late spring we discovered a nest full of eggs (15-20).  My research showed that the mom would lay about an egg a day until she thought there were enough - can't imagine how  she could sit on 20 eggs!  Then she would begin to sit on the nest - while the male paced up and down on our fence, guarding the female.  We left for the season - never saw any chicks.  We are afraid that some predator did get at the nest.  This year we have had just a few visits.
Note:  I am not sure what happened - IRL the image is much darker - not faded as it looks here.  Sorry...
Wild life:
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  1. Wow your card is so sweet, Love that image. Great guy card. Thanks for sharing with us at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  2. Very beautiful card! thanks for playing with "CWLC" this week. Good luck!

  3. Cute card. Love the colors. Thanks for taking part in our Wild Animals Challege at Created with Love Challenges.


  4. Lovely card! Thanks for entering it in the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week.

  5. Awesome job! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, and please come back again tomorrow for another fun challenge.
    Eureka Stamps

  6. The DP is a perfect fit for that image! Lovely card...I think quails are so neat - I used to see them race across the road at our cottage. :) Thanks for playing with my Amuing Challenge last week...I so appreciate it!

  7. Lovely card! We've not got quails but we do have 2 pairs of blackbirds nesting in our garden! Really nice to see them building a nest and pulling up worms!

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